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Global Online Academy FAQs


How are classes taught in the Global Online Academy?
What kinds of work do students do?
How do classes meet?
How often do classes meet?
Who can take these courses?
How many students are in each class?
How are courses graded?
How are students supported?
 


 

How are classes taught in the Global Online Academy?
Teachers create their own materials for classes, and connect students to curated material gathered from a variety of sources. Just like in regular classrooms at our campuses there is an emphasis on engagement, interaction, and collaboration among students and with the teacher. Classes are teacher-paced, meaning students are assigned work throughout the week rather than being given assignments to complete on the weekends or in one large chunk. While classes are asynchronous, teachers do not record themselves lecturing; rather they design activities to engage students that allow them to work together or to engage with the material in a meaningful way.

Classes are delivered online via a learning management system call Haiku. The platform allows teachers to utilize over 150 different online tools, giving them and their students freedom to teach, learn, and interact in many different ways.

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What kinds of work do students do?
Classes provide opportunities for students to bring a local perspective to global issues within a class so that they can learn from and with a diverse group of learners. Students participate in many different types of classroom activities in their online classes, with an emphasis on collaboration.

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How do classes meet?
Classes are asynchronous, meaning students don't log in at the same time to attend lectures. Rather, students log in at different times to do their coursework. Some assignments or projects may require synchronous work where students need to to coordinate with each other to Skype or to talk on the phone.

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How often do classes meet?
Students are expected to commit between five and seven hours over the course of a week to these classes, similar to an on-campus class that meets for 45 minutes, four days a week.

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Who can take these courses?
Only students who attend a member school can take these courses.

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How many students are in each class?
Classes are capped at 18 students. We want teachers to give students the individualized attention that is such a valuable part of the learning experience at our schools.

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How are courses graded?
Courses are graded using letter grades that member schools translate to their own grading system (e.g., four point scale, ten point scale, etc). Grades are given using this scale at the discretion of the individual teacher.

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How are students supported?
Each school provides its own support services for students enrolled in an online course. There is a designated site director at each school who works with the director of the academy to make sure teachers are communicating with each school and connecting them with advisers when appropriate.

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